"Our Father in heaven,hallowed be your name.Your kingdom come,your will be done,on earth as it is in heaven.Give us this day our daily bread,and forgive us our debts,as we also have forgiven our debtors.And lead us not into temptation,but deliver us from evil."
When you pray, it is between you and God. According to the Oxford dictionnary, a prayer is a solemn request for help or expression of thanks addressed to God .
A meditation is something to think about.
Thankful Werner Erhard
If the only prayer you ever pray is "Thank you God", you have managed the essence of prayers.
A prayer is a pause to say Thank you .
It can be carefull planning
A prayer is talking to yourself
-awarenes of the feelings of others
-sensitivity to the pain of others
If there is a God , how can he let that happen?
Other instances where God revealed himself
let prayer begin with me
e.g. Philip Gulley Quaker Minister in Indiana He though this is prayer:
In one of his own Church there was a lonely old man. His wife was dead, his children were gone. He was not rich. Every Sunday, he attended Church, shared with others, but he was somewhat of a pariah.
There was one day a very special visitor a women that came. One of the hosts took her by the elbow to guide her to a private room. " There is a man, an old guy, who is a real annoyance, I am going to steer you away from him."
She slipped away from the grasp of the host and sat down beside the old man, as if it was someone she really missed.
He started speaking, she was listening to the annoyance of others. They were trying to extricate her from him. The man began to smile in Church. They exchange a conversation.
She stood up straight and touch him on his shoulder and said:" It was an honnor to talk to you! God's peace to you!"
Phillip Gulley could not recall as eloquent a prayer as he heard that day!